13 days in New England Itinerary

13 days in New England Itinerary

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13 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Franklin
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Plymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
West Hartford
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Franklin

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Ocean Drive Historic District, Thames Glass Glassblowing Studio and Gallery, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Audrain Auto Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District, and then take in the exciting artwork at Thames Glass Glassblowing Studio and Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary builder app .

Franklin to Newport is an approximately 8-hour combination of car, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Franklin in December, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are little chillier, around 46°F. You'll set off for Plymouth on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Newport

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Thames Glass ©
Thames Glass

2
nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Mayflower II and then take a stroll through Main Street Hyannis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Duxbury Beach Park, then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation, and then appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Plymouth travel planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Plymouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Plymouth when traveling from Newport in December, with lows around 26°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Boston.

Things to do in Plymouth

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Main Street Hyannis, Duxbury Beach Park
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Duxbury Beach Park ©
Duxbury Beach Park
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through Waterfront and then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, wander the streets of Beacon Hill, and then browse the exhibits of New England Holocaust Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip builder website .

Getting from Plymouth to Boston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plymouth in December, Boston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The House of the Seven Gables, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Popham Beach State Park and Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. Get some historical perspective at Marginal Way Walkway and Mount Agamenticus. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde) and Reid State Park (in Georgetown).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Boston to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in December, with highs in Portland at 40°F and lows at 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to West Hartford.

Things to do in Portland

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Marginal Way Walkway, Reid State Park, Popham Beach State Park, Mount Agamenticus, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Mount Agamenticus ©
Mount Agamenticus

2
nights
West Hartford

West Hartford ©
West Hartford is an affluent suburb located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. On the 4th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Meigs Point Nature Center, and then look for gifts at R J Julia Booksellers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our West Hartford travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Portland to West Hartford by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Portland in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in West Hartford, with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Hartford

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Madison, The Mark Twain House & Museum
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Meigs Point Nature Center ©
Meigs Point Nature Center

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